The Copper Barn
Broughshane, COUNTY ANTRIM
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Operating property on an 'exclusive use' basis so no mixing of different groups Face masks available in property
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
With a countryside setting right by the Glens of Antrim, yet just 45 minutes from Belfast, The Copper Barn is a secluded, stylish, eco-friendly, rural retreat that has everything you need for a relaxing, reviving & unforgettable Northern Irish stay. Certified by Tourism NI, the barn comfortably sleeps six across its two floors and 110 square metres, and each booking has exclusive use of the whole barn on a self-catering basis
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Discover County Antrim
At its closest point, County Antrim is only 12 miles from the Mull of Kintyre, and its coastline is both beautiful and geologically diverse. Alternating sandy bays, rocky shores, high cliffs and forbidding headlands produce a dramatic scenery. Inland, the beautiful wooded glens rise to meet dizzying moorland heights.
The complex coastal geology ranges from relatively recent volcanic activity several millennia ago – represented by the massive basalt moorland plateau – to the silvery schists in the northwest, which are about 250 million years older. It includes rocks laid down more than 500 million years ago on an ancient ocean floor, pudding-stone that was later a desert floor, a belt of coal formed out of a swampy delta, salt trapped in the stone 200 million years ago, and mudstones and limestones from the time of the dinosaurs. In between are rich red sandstones, grey clays and dazzling cliffs of white chalk. This fascinating mixture is best seen at Fair Head and Murlough Bay, where, in startling contrast, the chalk cliffs overlie the older red Triassic sandstones. The Antrim Coast and Glens were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1988.
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